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67 Venn Street, Clapham, London SW4 0BD, England (Clapham / Battersea )
20 7627 0222
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Ranked #9,476 of 18,113 Restaurants in London
Price range: $86 - $86
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Gastro has traded on French authenticity, and successfully so, for some time. We have enjoyed its informal, bistro style and menu on many occasions. Even it's unmistakably French refusal to make any culinary concession to the diner (NO ketchup, no changes to any dish) has been part of the theatre and enjoyment. However, on Saturday the terrible service and lacklustre... More 

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Passed by Gastro many times in Venn St, and decided to give it a go after the movies one cold January night, fed up with turkey, and fancied some good French food to get over Xmas. Upon entering a very nice french ambience, and warm welcome in French, menu looked appealing and cannot resist Moules Marinere when on a french... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Friendly service but the quality of the cooking is not good. We ordered, among other things, modules marinere (watery flavourless stock), seafood stew (same problem, thin watery sauce with a tepid flavour of tinned tomato) and rubbery French fries with the steak. On plus side, artichoke salad was very fresh. Don't know if it was the normal chefs night off(!)... More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Like stepping across the Channel. Lovely atmosphere - understated, comfortable, relaxed. Not crowded but not empty. Very good dishes of the day and house wine. I'm told it is packed evenings and weekends, and that you can spend a small fortune if you want. But for £40 for two on a cold winter Thursday lunchtime, I was well pleased.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It's my staple! I venture here most days for my quick fix cafe au lait. I Love the atmosphere, so unpretentious and down to earth. It's a warm welcoming place that does the best Charcuterie platter and chips! and very reasonable. Clapham just wouldn't be Clapham with Gastro!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Arrived on a Friday evening with a party of 5. The table we were given was not large enough so we spent a lot of the time trying to get everything on and around the table. Is it French? I would not have known. However, the food was good but value for money - not really. A special and memorable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I recently visited London and a friend recommended Gastro knowing my love for the french cuisine. I must say I was pleasantly surprised..Friendly staff, all french which adds to the charm, decor which has not changed since they originally opened giving an old worldly parisean feel..The menu offers a great selection of typical country style dishes ..We were blessed to... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A Very very average French restaurant in Clapham. Not value for money. Managed to lose our order. Quite difficult to do as we are one of two small parties in the place. Plenty of other options to try in the future. I'll be giving this a wide berth and would not recommend it anybody.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Came here on a Friday night longing for some steak and this place came up with the goods. We were warmly welcomed with a "bon soir!" and were seated straightaway. Ordered the sirloin steak and it was delicious! Had the spinach as a side and it was soft and rich. The waitress was attentive and the ambience was lovely, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This small, authentic French brasserie, retains all of the charm, nostalgia and atmosphere that is normally reserved for the continent. The staff all French are polite, helpful and blend into the faded French decor with great pieces of art on the wall. The bar dominates one half of the restaurant, with fresh oysers always ready for the concerning customer. The... More 

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Address: 67 Venn Street, Clapham, London SW4 0BD, England
Phone Number: 20 7627 0222
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
Average Prices: USD 86 - 86
Cuisine: French

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